Nothing beats bubble tea — and if you're in the mood to enjoy some in New York City, we've found a lineup of places that will fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for some bubble tea.
992 Sixth Ave., Midtown
Taiwanese chain I’Milky has opened its first U.S. location in Midtown. I'Milky aims "to produce natural and healthy drinks using non-artificial, chemical-free and 100%-natural ingredients," according to its Facebook page. Stop in for classic fruit and milk teas (non-dairy options are available), as well as brown sugar-laced milk tea with boba and brown-sugar coffee lattes.
I’Milky currently holds 4.5 stars out of 66 reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Yinhsu L., who was one of the first users to visit the business on Jan. 23, wrote, "This is possibly one of my top three favorite bubble tea places around NYC!"
Angela K. noted, "Delicious! Their boba is — dare I say — some of the best in the city."
I’Milky is open from 10:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Sunday.
1600 Broadway, Theater District
Since opening its first NYC location in Flushing in 2014, Gong Cha has expanded to nearly two dozen bubble tea shops around the city. This latest outpost offers Gong Cha's full line of teas and slushes, with add-ons like milk foam, aloe, tapioca pearls, coconut jelly and more.
With a 4.5-star Yelp rating out six reviews, the new location has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Annie L., who reviewed the business on Jan. 26, wrote, "Amazing bubble tea. Fantastic customer service. Cool decor."
Gong Cha is open from 10:30 a.m.–11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 10:30 a.m.–midnight Thursday-Saturday.
Kung Fu Tea
2851 Broadway, Morningside Heights
There's a new Kung Fu Tea in Morningside Heights, just steps from the Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street station. In addition to bubble tea staples, check out the franchise's seasonal and signature creations, like its pumpkin oolong milk tea, Caribbean Breeze slush and Milk Strike tea with toppings like Oreos, pudding, nata jelly and more.
Yelp users are excited about this new location, which currently holds 4.5 stars out of seven reviews on the site.
Yelper Anna O., who reviewed the new bubble tea shop on Jan. 10, wrote, "Delicious! Thank you."
135-03A Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
YanYan Tea is a tea house offering bubble tea and savory skewers. Stop by for classics like coconut jelly milk tea, taro and boba milk tea, mango green tea, matcha with red bean and more, or try one of the house specials, such as the sago and pomelo mango smoothie. The business also offers a selection of skewers with chicken gizzards, shrimp, fish balls and other proteins.
YanYan Tea currently holds four stars out of 24 reviews on Yelp, indicating a good reception.
Yelper Betty L., who reviewed YanYan Tea on Dec. 26, wrote, "I'll definitely be back!"
YanYan Tea is open from 10:30 a.m.–11 p.m. daily.
5503 Eighth Ave., Borough Park
Southern California chain Tan-Cha has expanded to New York City with a new Brooklyn location, the first outside of its home state. The business specializes in tea drinks topped with cheese foam. Head over to this takeout-only shop to try signature items like the Royal Ceylon milk tea with tiramisu puff cream, the Uji Matcha with cheese foam and the Pu'er tea with matcha foam.
Tan-Cha currently holds four stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Susan B., who reviewed Tan-Cha on Sept. 18, wrote, "If you want good, quality tea and milk tea, this is the place to grab and go!"
Tan-Cha is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Friday–Sunday.